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Hoffmannseggia repens

Hoffmannseggia repens (Eastw.) Cockerell

Creeping Nicker

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Caesalpinia repens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems prostrate. Up to about 6 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun



Web Reference

Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 91 - Utah Rare Plant Guide (2003) Utah Native Plant Society

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hoffmannseggia repens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hoffmannseggia repens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hoffmannseggia repens


Record Modified: 2023-07-12
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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